While performing in Tennessee the band took to the stage in drag to protest the state’s recent drag ban
BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE VIA TWITTER (@LAVENDERMUNA)
While technically just over the seven-day mark, I couldn’t not dedicate this week’s main story to Boygenius. We haven’t stopped talking about it since it happened. The sapphic band – comprised of artists Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus – performed in Nashville on 25 June.
The unapologetically queer band took to the stage in full drag to protest Tennessee’s recent drag ban. They used their performance to condemn the rise of anti-LGBTQIA hatred.
While on stage, Julien told the crowd: “I’ve found it’s a really powerful and humiliating tool to make those people f**k off”, and “I would like you to scream so loud that Governor Lee can hear you.”
In such scary times it’s powerful to see musicians such as Julien, Phoebe and Lucy using their platforms to speak out.
“Boygenius are dressed up in drag at their sh-“ OH MY GO- [GLASS SHATTERING] [CAR CRASH] “DEAR GOD” [PEOPLE SCREAMING] [EXPLOSION] “MY LEG…MY LEG” [CRYING] “WAAAH WAAAH” “SHUT THAT DAMN BABY UP” [HELICOPTER NOISES] [SIRENS] WEE WOO WEE WOO [GUNSHOTS] [SCREAMING NOISES] [YELLING] pic.twitter.com/MTZgqge0O7— lesbians for cain (@lavendermuna) June 26, 2023
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